Imagine seeing a village, a town, a hamlet through the eyes of those who live there, while you wander the streets of off -the-main-road villages that are not on the top 10 sites that every tourist visits to take a selfie, but are real and thriving everyday life. Local markets, boutique shops and gourmet restaurants where the locals gather. Have you ever heard of a touring company giving the option to alter the itinerary to suit the needs of the small group? Probably not. But Artistic Gourmet Adventures can do just that because YOU are the most important part of the equation!
Artistic Gourmet Adventures provides luxury week-long travel Adventures for groups of up to twelve guests in beautiful locations around the world. Accommodations during our Adventures include private villas, chateaux, chalets, and stately homes, along with our very own private Le Cordon Bleu-Paris educated chef providing amazing multi-course gourmet cuisine.
And if you have been to any of these destinations in the past, you have not been the Artistic Gourmet Adventures way – Private Villa Accommodations-NO Hotels; Private Transportation-NO Big Buses; Gourmet Meals with Wine Pairings by Le Cordon Bleu-Paris educated Chef Walter Eagleton while dining at Villa-NO Set Dinners in pre-Chosen Tourist Restaurants; ‘slow travel’-NO Rushing to Catch the Bus; Special Surprise Excursions-A Comprehensive Itinerary-Personal Relationships with Locals-Personal Relationships with YOU! Just to name a few!
2021 Adventures of a Lifetime
The Passions of Portugal
Sunday, April 11 – Saturday, April 17, 2021
Postponed to 2022
In our six day-seven night The Passions of Portugal Adventure we will be located in the amazingly beautiful and historic Sintra area just north of Lisbon. This area is within close reach of the beaches of the Atlantic Silver Coast, the incredible history packed town of Sintra, the ‘riviera of Portugal’-Cascais- and of course the picturesque city of Lisbon. We will enjoy first class accommodations, Walter’s gourmet meals-with a Portuguese flair, private daily excursions to the best of the area and discover the wine and Port that makes Portugal unique.
Nourish and Flourish- Loire Valley of France
with Kate Nash, Gloria Miele and Christopher Connolly
Sunday, May 30 – Saturday, June 5, 2021
Postponed to 2022
Unwind, let go and flourish in this luxurious French Chateau. Immerse yourself in the most beautiful area of Central France ~ a true wonder, while you nourish your body, mind, heart and spirit with the finest Soul Centered play shops with International Soul Centered Life Coach, Christopher Connolly MA, and Master Somatics Educator and Facilitator Kate Nash NBB. Along with Kate and Chris, Gloria Miele, PhD. Gloria is a trainer and executive coach who works with high-performing professionals to create the life of their dreams. A clinical psychologist by training, she has spent over 25 years helping people reach their goals and facilitating those life-changing, “ah-ha” moments through self-care, a focus on strengths, and embracing the time and space for self-exploration and discovery. She is delighted to join her retreat partner, Nia instructor Kate Nash, on this adventure to integrate mind, body, and spirit in the French countryside. This is Kate’s fourth and Gloria’s second Workshop with Artistic Gourmet Adventures! Unwind, let go and flourish in this luxurious French Chateau. Immerse yourself in the most beautiful area of Central France ~ a true wonder, while you nourish your body, mind, heart and spirit with Christopher Connolly MA, Kate Nash and Gloria Miele.
Our mornings will be filled with somatic movement and dance and daily meditations and play shops designed to uplift, inspire and enhance joy!
Our afternoons will have free time to savor and relax, as well as local excursions to amazing historical places.
Each evening will complete with a guided afternoon gentle stretch & wind-down session before our gourmet multi course dinner prepared by our very own Le Cordon Bleu-Paris educated Chef Walter Eagleton.
D-Day Revisited – 77th Anniversary
Sunday, July 25 – Saturday, July 31, 2021
Sunday, August 8 – Saturday, August 14, 2021 (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, August 15 – Saturday, August 21, 2021 (SOLD OUT)
Join us for a full week of exploring and understanding the Normandy Invasion. Your co-host Dwayne Lee, along with Artistic Gourmet Adventures, will provide a week long Adventure where you will experience for yourself the emotion of standing where the soldiers stood and imagining through your eyes the events that took place. Authentic Normandy accommodations, gourmet meals and daily excursions to the most important sites that remain to remind us today of the price that was paid for our freedom are all included.
The Central Highlands of Scotland
Sunday, August 29 – Saturday, September 4, 2021
On this Adventure we will roam the Central Highlands of Scotland. We will visit a working woolens mill circa 1784, as well as Johnstons of Elgin Woollen Mill (famous for weaving Burberry Tartan), sample haggis (if you dare), dine on gourmet food and even take in a pub or two! Of course visiting a few castles won’t be difficult. We will visit a few distilleries, enjoy tastings and even see how the barrels are made in the “only cooperage in the UK”. Hopefully, the heather is in full bloom! Everyone will enjoy Scotland in the Fall. Our Manor House accommodations have been specially chosen for an authentic Scottish Highland week and best of all we are not sharing with anyone else!
Sunday, October 3 – Saturday, October 9, 2021
In this amazing Adventure we will leisurely wander the back streets of the ancient cities and small towns in Tuscany, taste the wines of the region, sample olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Le Cordon Bleu-Paris educated Chef Walter Eagleton will treat you to classic gourmet meals and favorites of the region. Our private accommodation for this exciting Adventure is luxurious and full of character. This 14th Century Villa is a magnificent Villa with stately Tuscan architecture and lush green gardens.
The Amazing Coast of Amalfi
NEW DATES Sunday, September 12 – Saturday, September 18, 2021
Come to sunny Italy to the most beautiful coastline in the world! The Amalfi coast of Italy is just minutes away from Naples. Small towns perched on the side of the mountain and trailing down to the electric blue and emerald green sea. The water sparkles with silver and small and large boats sway to the waves of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Your home for the week is a splendid Villa on a cliff overlooking the water. Artistic Gourmet Adventures will guide you on this Adventure of a Lifetime in sunny Italy!